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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 17,239 6,139 29.2 28.4-30.1 160 0.9 0.8- 1.1 10,657 68.3 67.4-69.1 283 1.6 1.4- 1.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,731 5,507 31.8 30.9-32.8 127 0.9 0.7- 1.1 8,844 65.5 64.6-66.5 253 1.8 1.5- 2.0
No 2,474 620 18.5 16.7-20.4 33 1.2 0.8- 1.9 1,791 79.4 77.4-81.3 30 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 283 66 19.7 14.7-26.0 3 0.6 0.1- 2.4 211 78.4 72.0-83.7 3 1.2 0.4- 4.1
Recommended Range 5,694 1,337 17.2 16.1-18.4 51 0.8 0.6- 1.1 4,243 81.0 79.8-82.2 63 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Overweight 5,923 2,188 31.0 29.6-32.5 46 0.8 0.6- 1.2 3,576 66.2 64.7-67.7 113 1.9 1.5- 2.4
Obese 4,500 2,247 43.7 41.8-45.6 54 1.3 1.0- 1.8 2,104 52.8 50.9-54.7 95 2.2 1.7- 2.8
Current Smoker
No 13,624 5,031 30.4 29.4-31.3 120 0.9 0.7- 1.1 8,246 67.1 66.1-68.1 227 1.6 1.4- 1.9
Yes 3,537 1,080 25.4 23.6-27.3 40 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,361 72.0 70.0-73.9 56 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Binge Drinker
No 15,737 5,755 30.4 29.5-31.3 150 1.0 0.8- 1.2 9,594 67.1 66.2-68.1 238 1.5 1.3- 1.8
Yes 1,329 328 19.6 17.2-22.4 10 0.6 0.3- 1.2 951 77.5 74.7-80.1 40 2.3 1.6- 3.3
Heavy Drinker
No 16,492 5,911 29.3 28.5-30.2 155 0.9 0.8- 1.1 10,163 68.2 67.3-69.1 263 1.5 1.3- 1.8
Yes 504 147 27.2 22.0-33.0 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 338 68.8 62.9-74.1 14 3.1 1.5- 5.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,207 546 38.6 35.0-42.4 16 1.3 0.8- 2.3 630 58.7 54.9-62.4 15 1.3 0.6- 2.9
No 15,948 5,555 28.5 27.6-29.4 144 0.9 0.7- 1.1 9,983 69.0 68.0-69.9 266 1.6 1.4- 1.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,846 1,315 69.5 66.7-72.2 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 503 28.3 25.7-31.0 26 2.1 1.2- 3.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 144 25 15.2 9.0-24.4 13 13.2 7.4-22.5 106 71.6 61.2-80.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 15,023 4,670 25.3 24.4-26.1 145 0.9 0.8- 1.1 9,963 72.4 71.4-73.3 245 1.5 1.3- 1.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 216 120 48.4 39.8-57.1 0 0.0 . - . 84 43.6 35.0-52.7 12 8.0 4.2-14.7

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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